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Lessons end at the end of May

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Uncategorized

We are almost at the end of another instructional year of piano lessons. We have certainly had a major challenge this year, but with the help of communication technology we’ve managed to shift lessons to a different format. I am very happy that I was able to see students each week, even if not in person.

There are now two more weeks of lessons; the last lesson day will be May 30th. I am very proud of what all students have accomplished this year. Normally we would have a year-end recital but that is not possible this year.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone back in my studio in the fall.

Online lessons continue

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | Uncategorized

Online lessons will continue using Zoom and FaceTime for the remainder of April and possibly May, until the emergency is declared over. We are pleased that students are still able to have fun with their music and maintain continuity with their repertoire and theory. It has been an adjustment for everyone but fortunately we have the technology to be able to carry on.

Lessons will continue every week in April, and we'll use the former scheduled break April 21-25 as a make up week because most students lost a lesson March 16-20 when we were setting up our online studio. It will also be lessons as usual on Good Friday and Saturday so the Friday and Saturday students will not lose a lesson.

Social distancing does not mean social isolation, and it is more important than ever to stay connected. We can continue to experience the power of music together to reduce the stress and anxiety that many are feeling.

Best regards to everyone, and stay safe!

UPDATE on music lessons during the coronavirus pandemic

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Uncategorized

UPDATE MARCH 17 - Revised MARCH 23

I am discontinuing in-person lessons at the studio for two weeks. The lesson schedule will be extended into June.

I will be providing online lessons using Skype and FaceTime for all students in order to maintain continuity with your pieces during the pandemic. We have equipped one of the pianos with three HD webcams to let students see me, my hands on the keys, and the music or worksheets. Everyone has been contacted and provided with details.

I will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with everyone about any further changes that we need to make.

Stay safe, and let music lift your spirits!

Special statement regarding music lessons during the coronavirus pandemic

Sunday, March 15, 2020 | Uncategorized

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Piano lesson schedule change for February

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | Uncategorized

Dear parents and students,

This is to let you know that there is a schedule change this month and a revision to the instructional calendar. Our scheduled break will begin on February 24 instead of Family Day. There will be regular lessons Feb 17 to 22, then a two-week break including March Break. Lessons will commence again on March 9th after March Break.

The 32 week instructional year will now end on June 5. The revised calendar is available on our web site harmonyhouse.ca.